"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will
meet you there."
Saturday, April 14, 2012
for those of you who knew Herm...
About 2 hours ago my doorbell rang and this sweet lady, Christine, asked me if I knew Hermilla Knutson. She had my name written down on an envelope with an incorrect phone number for me. She said that Herm had told her about me when she last spoke to her on the phone just before she passed. Since we both lived in Austin, Herm wanted Christine to visit with me. Since she couldn't reach me by phone, she just got in her car and drove to my house. We sat and talked for over an hour. She met Herm in Washington D.C. when they were both working for the government (they were in their 20s) and since they both were originally from Monterey, Mexico, they became fast friends. She said that Herm was overwhelmed with all the wonderful mail and stitchings she received when she was ill and spoke so much about all of us in this friendship circle. Christine was surprised to hear about the friendships made strictly through Jude's classes and e-mails. She does have some pictures that she will try to find and I will share them with you. We hope to meet again sometime soon. She is still in contact with Sam (Herm's husband) and I even learned the story about how they met. Christine says that Sam and Herm were wonderful together and his love for her is what extended her life. So many wonderful stories. It was a surprise visit and a most pleasant afternoon listening to all she had to tell. This is a picture of sweet Christine who is still working at the age of 79 at the University of Texas in Austin.